Caitlin Laman’s Manhattan

Caitlan Laman | Chicago, IL

caitlan laman manhattan

Caitlin Laman’s (formerly of Trick Dog) bourbon Manhattan came in third in our tasting of 17 different Manhattans from America’s top bartenders. Her two-parts whiskey to one-part vermouth, plus Angostura, formula was classic, but her liquor choices unusual. The bourbon was the oft-overlooked Johnny Drum 101, and the vermouth was the California-made Tempus Fugit Alessio Vermouth di Torino.

Ingredients

Serving: 1

  • 2 ounces Johnny Drum Bourbon Private Stock 101
  • 1 ounce Tempus Fugit Alessio Vermouth di Torino
  • 3 dashes Angostura Bitters

Garnish: brandied cherry

Directions
  1. Add all ingredients to a mixing glass, add ice and stir until chilled.
  2. Strain into a Nick & Nora glass, and garnish with a brandied cherry (See Editor's Note).
Editor's Note

Brandied Cherry:
Soak one jar of Luxardo Maraschino cherries in 2 parts Pierre Ferrand 1840 Cognac to a 1/2 part Sangre y Trabajadero Oloroso.

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